The Peregrine Falcon or Falco peregrinus is according to many the most beautiful bird of prey and a great migratory bird. The bird was even named because of its migration instincts. The Latin word peregrinus means “traveler.” Peregrine Falcons are beautiful birds as mentioned above and possess magnificent long and pointed blue-gray wings, and a pale underside. They are classified as a raptor, meaning a bird of prey, and they catch their prey from knocking it out of the air with a fierce blow from up to 200 mph! The Peregrine Falcon is one of the most interesting birds on the planet, so why don’t you go check out some of the other interesting facts about it.